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Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy complications

Aspirin may reduce the risk of pregnancy complications in women with pre-eclampsia and in those with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS, Hughes syndrome).

APS is an uncommon autoimmune disorder associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, low birth weight and foetal death. The use of aspirin may reduce the risk of these complications.

• Aspirin Foundation Position Paper:
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) or Hughes syndrome and pregnancy

Pre-eclampsia is associated with poor intrauterine growth, premature birth and maternal death. Evidence that aspirin may reduce these complications suggests aspirin has a modest benefit in reducing risk without a significant risk of haemorrhage; there is currently no way of identifying which women will benefit from treatment.

• Aspirin Foundation Position Paper: